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Alison Sweeney: Team USA's Winter Olympians Are Inspirational

UpdatePosted 01/16/2014 04:45PM

Alison Sweeney's Biggest Loser Blog: Meeting Winter Olympic Athletes Was Inspirational

Originally posted 01/15/2014 12:00PM

Alison Sweeney is the host of NBC's The Biggest Loser, the award-winning star of Days of Our Lives, and author of The Star Attraction and The Mommy Diet. She's also a director, producer, wife and mom. Like she has for the past three seasons, Alison will blog each week about the latest episode of The Biggest Loser. Follow her on Twitter: @Ali_Sweeney.

Are you all getting excited for the Winter Olympics? I have to say, the week we spent in Park City, Utah, was so incredible. To meet the athletes, to see where they are training and to watch their intensity and focus was inspirational. I personally loved meeting the U.S. Women's Curling Team and the U.S. Women's Bobsled Team and I loved traveling with the contestants, trainers and the Biggest Loser crew.

As much as the travel week is nerve-wracking for contestants, I could tell it was also reinvigorating for them. During the challenge, when the contestants started curling, it was pure comedy but they quickly got into their competitive spirit – Jay wanting to not win and have a greater target on his back and the rest wanting to win the $5000 prize. The competition was so exciting and Rachel coming from nowhere to win was particularly impressive. You have to give Rachel credit – she's willing to put the target on her back to keep focused on the life-changes and competition instead of the game play.

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Alison Sweeney: How to Balance Work and Workouts

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UpdatePosted 12/11/2013 05:35PM

Alison Sweeney's Biggest Loser Blog: How to Balance Workouts with Work

Originally posted 12/11/2013 09:00AM

Alison Sweeney is the host of NBC's The Biggest Loser, the award-winning star of Days of Our Lives, and author of The Star Attraction and The Mommy Diet. She's also a director, producer, wife and mom. Like she has for the past three seasons, Alison will blog each week about the latest episode of The Biggest Loser. Follow her on Twitter: @Ali_Sweeney

I know it's wrong but I love to surprise the Biggest Loser contestants with new and unexpected challenges.

When we got to the diner, I knew they thought we would be having a pop challenge and then return to the ranch, but when they learned that instead some of them would be working at the diner for the week, the gravity of the situation was realized.

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Alison Sweeney's Biggest Loser Blog: An Emotional Homecoming, a Deeper Bond | Alison Sweeney

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Alison Sweeney's Biggest Loser Blog: An Emotional Homecoming, a Deeper Bond

Originally posted 12/04/2013 11:00AM

Alison Sweeney is the host of NBC's The Biggest Loser, the award-winning star of Days of Our Lives, and author of The Star Attraction and The Mommy Diet. She's also a director, producer, wife and mom. Like she has for the past three seasons, Alison will blog each week about the latest episode of The Biggest Loser. Follow her on Twitter: @Ali_Sweeney.

This week was all about Jillian doing what she does best on The Biggest Loser.

Bob had just had a truly emotional goodbye with Hollie, and emotions were already running high when I told the contestants that one would be going home with his or her trainer. When Jay put his face on the wheel, I could tell how much he wanted it to land on his face and for him to go home to see his family.

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Biggest Loser's Craig Arrington: There Was No Foul Play in My Elimination

Craig Arrington: No Foul Play in My Elimination

Originally posted 11/16/2013 03:30PM

Craig Arrington's life-long battle with obesity began at the age of 10 after he lost his father to a heart attack. But thanks to The Biggest Loser, he is feeling lighter both on the scale and in his heart.

"It felt like a weight was lifted off my shoulders," Arrington, told reporters Wednesday of visiting his father's grave after being eliminated from the NBC show. "I really felt for the first time he was proud of me and I couldn't wait for him to see me."

Arrington, 30, arrived at the Biggest Loser ranch with a lot of guilt for having allowed himself to get to 385 lbs., but after being saved by his trainer Jillian Michaels when he was eliminated the first week, the warehouse supervisor began to find the inner-strength needed to be successful on his weight-loss journey.

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Alison Sweeney: 'Emotions Change on a Dime' on The Biggest Loser

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Alison Sweeney's Biggest Loser Blog: 'Emotions Change on a Dime'

Originally posted 10/30/2013 11:40AM

Alison Sweeney is the host of NBC's The Biggest Loser, the award-winning star of Days of Our Lives, and author of The Star Attraction and The Mommy Diet. She's also a director, producer, wife and mom. Like she has for the past three seasons, Alison will blog each week about the latest episode of The Biggest Loser. Follow her on Twitter: @Ali_Sweeney.

It's week three at The Biggest Loser, and we started with the show's first-ever auction.

It was so much fun to be the auctioneer for the day, particularly when the White Team thought they'd spent $180 on a mystery box filled with sugar and flour, only for me to surprise them with the news that it could be traded for any piece of already-purchased equipment. Talk about a dramatic shift in mood within the teams!

Thankfully, I said goodbye to the contestants before they had to explain what equipment they could work out with to their trainers.

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Alison Sweeney Celebrates Hard-Earned Victories on The Biggest Loser | Alison Sweeney

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Alison Sweeney's Biggest Loser Blog: Celebrating Hard-Earned Victories – and the Show's Kid Ambassadors

Originally posted 10/23/2013 02:15PM

Alison Sweeney is the host of NBC's The Biggest Loser, the award-winning star of Days of Our Lives, and author of The Star Attraction and The Mommy Diet. She's also a director, producer, wife and mom. Like she has for the past three seasons, Alison will blog each week about the latest episode of The Biggest Loser. Follow her on Twitter: @Ali_Sweeney.

Here's hoping you were able to catch last night's episode of The Biggest Loser, because there were so many great moments in it.

When we shoot the challenges and the weigh-in, the contestants tell me their stories from the week, but I loved watching Jillian Michaels and Craig's conversation during the show because it explains why he had a better attitude when he got to the first challenge – one in which he believed in himself and wanted to represent his team. The weight he eventually lost at the end of the week – 11 lbs. – was a testament to his hard work and great attitude.

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Biggest Loser's Alison Sweeney: These 3 Contestants Inspired Me

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Alison Sweeney's Biggest Loser Blog: The Season's Most Inspiring Contestants

Originally posted 10/16/2013 11:05AM

Alison Sweeney is the host of NBC's The Biggest Loser, the award-winning star of Days of Our Lives, and author of The Star Attraction and The Mommy Diet. She's also a director, producer, wife and mom. Like she has for the past three seasons, Alison will blog each week about the latest episode of The Biggest Loser. Follow her on Twitter: @Ali_Sweeney.

Hey, everyone! I've missed chatting with you every week. It's been a blast shooting season 15 of The Biggest Loser, and I'm so glad we can all get together here to discuss it after each episode airs.

What did you think of Tuesday's season premiere? It was a big change-up, having the trainers part of the casting process, right?! I can tell you, I'm glad that wasn't my decision to make. It must have been so hard to choose the best 15 out of all the heartbreaking stories they heard of people searching for a life transformation. And I know they had so much to consider in their decisions.

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Joan Rivers, Jillian Michaels and More Celebs Sing for Sunday Night Football?

Originally posted 08/21/2013 05:00PM



Does the return of Sunday Night Football make you want to sing? You're not alone.

To kick off the season – starting Sunday Sept. 8 – NBC held open auditions for the theme song job that ultimately went to Carrie Underwood.

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Try Jillian Michaels's Guacamole Recipe

Jillian Michaels Shares Her Guacamole Recipe

Originally posted 08/16/2013 06:35PM

The Biggest Loser coach, fitness DVD guru and busy mom to two kids puts her spin on a favorite dish. "It's the perfect summer snack," she says.

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PHOTOS: Jillian Michaels's Family Road Trip | Jillian Michaels

PHOTOS: Jillian Michaels's Family Road Trip

Originally posted 04/19/2013 03:00PM

Traveling the country on her Maximize Your Life tour, the fitness trainer shares personal pics of her kids on the go

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